Stories from the August 2011 SDJJ Edition

Jewish singing competition “Hallelujah” selects finalists

After a long and arduous audition process, the “Hallelujah” singing contest announced the thirty finalists who will compete on the show in hopes of becoming the next big star. The world-wide singing competition, which takes place in Israel, aims to establish a strong Jewish musical tradition while connecting Jews around the world.

What’s Goin’ On: A Hot Month for Music and Stage

by Eileen Sondak

Hershey Felder has been a major attraction at the Old Globe since his return with “George Gershwin Alone.” This month, Felder is delighting audiences with his latest work, “Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein,” a tribute to Bernstein’s genius. You have until Aug. 28 to catch this mesmerizing ode to Bernstein.

Torah: Kindness Before All Else

by Andrea Simantov

At the beginning of his career, Moshe couldn’t stand in front of the burning bush. But he became the leader who confidently stood in God’s presence at Har Sinai and continuously in the Sanctuary. Moshe learned how to communicate his thoughts more effectively and not as ‘personally’ as he did in his early years.

Synagogue: A Multipurpose Shul

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Chabad of the College Area has grown to be more than just a college-based Chabad center, and it plans on growing even more in the future

Restaurant Review

by Eileen Sondak

A Deli in True New York Fashion

Palm Springs

by Pamela Price

Palm Springs welcomes 22nd annual ShortFest

Musings from Mama

by Sharon Rosen Leib

Surrendering to Summer

Early Intervention is Best

by Alanna Berman

Local doctors advocate for across-the-board mental health screenings in schools

Love, Laughter and the Occasional Knish

by Steve Hoffsetter

My European Odyssey

Living on the Front Page

by Andrea Simantov

Yokels in America

Why History Matters

by David Harris, Executive Director, American Jewish Committee

The 1967 Six-Day War

A Free-Range Childhood

by Tinamarie Bernard

Allowing kids some independence during childhood offers an educational opportunity for parents and their kids


by Jessica Hanewinckel

The Great Purge

A Salt Primer

by Lorraine and Phil Shapiro

Salt, with its many origins, varieties, textures and uses, is more than just a basic spice

The New Principal in Town

by Alanna Berman

Former school district head chooses a different path as Chabad Hebrew Academy’s new principal

Rinse and Repeat!

by Alanna Berman

Shampoo Too Salon brings Hollywood glamour to Solana Beach

A Jewel in Education

by Alanna Berman

La Jolla Country Day takes a holistic approach to education, creating well-rounded, community-minded students

The Jews Who Saved Monticello

by Judith Fein

Without the care and good stewardship of the Levy family in the 19th century one of America’s most famous presidential homes might not be around today


by Pat Launer

San Diego Symphony’s Summer Pops toasts Broadway’s Tony winners

Go North, Young Man!

by Jessica Hanewinckel

Jewish programming in North San Diego County experiences a surge like never before

The Newest Little Lions

by Jessica Hanewinckel

The San Diego Jewish Academy starts the school year this fall with the addition of a new preschool